Symmetric canonical quincunx tight framelets with high vanishing moments and smoothness

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-379
Journal / PublicationMathematics of Computation
Issue number309
Online published28 Apr 2017
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018


In this paper, we propose an approach to construct a family of two-dimensional compactly supported real-valued quincunx tight framelets {ϕ; Ψ1, Ψ2, Ψ3} in L2(ℝ2) with symmetry property and arbitrarily high orders of vanishing moments. Such quincunx tight framelets are associated with quincunx tight framelet filter banks {a; b1, b2, b3} having increasing orders of vanishing moments, possessing symmetry property, and enjoying the additional double canonical properties:

b(k1, k2) = (−1)1+k1+k2 (1 − k1, −k2),
k1, k2 ∈ Z
b(k1, k2) = (−1)1+k1+k2 b2 (1 − k1, −k2),

Moreover, the supports of all the high-pass filters b1, b2, b3 are no larger than that of the low-pass filter a. For a low-pass filter a which is not a quincunx orthogonal wavelet filter, we show that a quincunx tight framelet filter bank {a; b1, . . ., b} with b1 taking the above canonical form must have L ≥ 3 highpass filters. Thus, our family of double canonical quincunx tight framelets with symmetry property has the minimum number of generators. Numerical calculation indicates that this family of double canonical quincunx tight framelets with symmetry property can be arbitrarily smooth. Using one-dimensional filters having linear-phase moments, in this paper we also provide a second approach to construct multiple canonical quincunx tight framelets with symmetry property. In particular, the second approach yields a family of 6-multiple canonical real-valued quincunx tight framelets in L2(ℝ2) and a family of double canonical complex-valued quincunx tight framelets in L2(ℝ2) such that both of them have symmetry property and arbitrarily increasing orders of smoothness and vanishing moments. Several examples are provided to illustrate our general construction and theoretical results on canonical quincunx tight framelets in L2(ℝ2) with symmetry property, high vanishing moments, and smoothness. Quincunx tight framelets with symmetry property constructed by both approaches in this paper are of particular interest for their applications in computer graphics and image processing due to their polynomial preserving property, full symmetry property, short support, and high smoothness and vanishing moments.

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  • Canonical tight framelets, Linearphase moments, Quincunx tight framelets, Smoothness exponents, Sum rule orders, Symmetry, Vanishing moments, Wavelet analysis

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